This episode of Wet Father's tutorial explained in detail types and technical characteristics of grip, focusing on analyzing technical basis of horizontal grip. For more information, please refer to tutorial content of this episode.
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Today we are going to talk about racquet grip. There are two types of racquet grip in table tennis: horizontal grip and handle grip.
Currently, over 90% of amateurs, including many professional athletes, use horizontal grip because horizontal grip is relatively easy and most people just hold it like a kitchen knife. index and thumb are attached to surface of racket.
In past, there were many amateurs who played handholds, but with development of table tennis, after increasing size of ball, speed of ball decreased and rotation slowed down. Less and less. But pen grip also has its advantages. In past, traditional pushing left and right style of pen grip was very good in age of small balls. The wrist and pen grip fingers are more flexible, so some portions, including small road ball and billiard ball controls, also have control changes that have advantages over horizontal shooting.
At this stage in development of table tennis, we see that advantage of pen grip on first three boards is not so obvious. Now many tables are used directly for curling or catching ball, and there are very few pendulums to rub a number of boards. In short, after board is lifted, it immediately forms a fast one. In stalemate on right and left in middle and near table, female athletes have more rebounds, and male athletes are gradually developing towards COSCO table, and COSCO table is on right, so this type of grip (handle grip) is still relevant. relatively disadvantageous because handle grip mainly relies on fingers to support surface of racquet, so it is not as stable as a horizontal grip when it reaches COSCO level and cannot use the entire hand and wrist well. we can see that over 95% of many young table tennis players are trained to play horizontal strokes when they fit, and fewer and fewer players with feather strokes.
But that doesn't mean pen capture doesn't have advantages. With innovations in our technology, it can be said that current pen grip technology is not much different from horizontal grip. grip, as a traditional style of play in our country, should not be regarded as a refusal to play, although grip with feathers is now very difficult to beat, this does not mean that there is no way out. Manual grip and horizontal grip have no disadvantages compared to COSCO and Taiwan Advantage.
For example, changing landing point becomes more flexible and changeable. If you can strengthen back side of handle grip, advantage of handle grip, which can compete with horizontal grip in terms of strength, will be even greater. After all, direct grip has a better performance on serve shot and first three rebounds, especially since some small balls in table can be directly use for throwing, which is difficult to do horizontally.
Now I will talk about two techniques for gripping racquet. We can see that horizontal grip handle is longer. The correct way to grip a racket is like holding a knife or a gun in palm of your hand. Hold it with your heart, resting your thumb and forefinger on rubber band on both sides of racket.
There are two grip methods for horizontal shooting: deep grip and shallow grip.
A deep grip holds racket a little higher. We can see that our middle finger is on shoulder, third phalanx of middle finger is on shoulder, and then three fingers (middle finger, ring finger, little finger) Hold handle, thumb is almost over pen, and index finger on board is slightly below this part, but not too low.
For some portraits, it's not good to hook your fist, which doesn't help you transition right and left. Then a normal grip of index finger doesn't require force, it just sticks to it. Some people may hold racquet with their index finger too close to middle to hold racquet. He wants to press racket down. This is not best way to hold a racket. It leans up more, but when you reach backhand, it's hard to adjust angle of the shot.
The hand grip is divided into a front grip and a back grip.
The right grip is convenient for us to use right hand technique. The front of racket rests on thumb, and there will be some gap at back. Just lean on her. Do not get hung up on afterburner, it will be difficult for you to control shape of racket. The front grip will have better control of arc and adjust shape of racquet.
There is also a sharp backhand grip, meaning back of our racquet is attached to our index finger and index finger is used to support racquet against it while thumb is relaxed at this time. and thumb is not used. It is said that pressure is too strong. The advantage of this grip is that when we use backhand techniques such as quick break, stretch and twist, surface of racket can be turned forward better and thumb can relax forward with force of racquet.
There is also a shallow grip for horizontal shooting. As name implies, a shallow grip means a slightly shallow grip. Deep grip may be slightly higher than index finger. A shallow grip is a little weaker, but that doesn't mean it's a tight grip. It's very shallow and shaking is too much, so loosen it up a bit and you'll see racquet shake a little in hand. The advantage of a shallow grip is that when we switch between forehand and backhand, racquet is easier to flip.
For high-level athletes, over 95% use a shallow grip, because we often have to adjust shape of racket for inverted transitions, including grip when serving ball.
A serve grip, such as our regular side-spin serve, basically relies on two fingers of thumb and forefinger to pinch board, and then three fingers from behind gently relax against us. racket, instead of holding it too far inward, grip is relatively shallow. The thumb can rest on this side, slightly to right rather than to left, so racquet has more range of motion. serve as a clutch.
There is another kind of reverse rotation. When ball is reversed, thumb should be moved to side at a distance of one finger, so that when holding racket during reverse rotation, handle does not rest against hand, which is more convenient, and when hooking ball inward, range is larger, range is wider, so it mainly uses index and thumb to hold racket. You can bend three fingers in the back without holding them in front. You can bend them and put them on your back. This is a reverse spin ball.
For beginners, we recommend using a deep grip first. You don't need to intentionally adjust your right or left stroke. You can just hold racket a little tighter. The advantage of a deep grip is that shape of racket is relatively fixed. Especially when first learning to attack from right, we do not recommend that beginners move their wrist or adjust angle of racket. As your level improves, you can gradually keep racket shallower.
In next part of tutorial, we will introduce you to specific grip of pen and welcome your attention.
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October 07, 2023